Weekend Courier - - Opin­ion -

SADLY, last week Deb­o­rah Walsh lost her bat­tle with can­cer, leav­ing be­hind her hus­band Gary Gray, the for­mer Mem­ber for Brand, and their three sons.

Deb was a strong and de­ter­mined woman who sup­ported Gary as he served our lo­cal com­mu­nity in the fed­eral par­lia­ment.

Right un­til the end Deb fought for equal­ity, and only last month was at the mar­riage equal­ity rally on the Rock­ing­ham fore­shore.

Deb will be missed by her fam­ily and friends, and I ex­tend my sin­cere con­do­lences to them all at this sad time. MADELEINE KING MP Fed­eral Mem­ber for Brand that can­di­dates were at war with each other but how many times have we seen this at all lev­els of pol­i­tics.

Ad­di­tion­ally, you just have to watch the Fed­eral ‘Par­lia­men­tary Ques­tion Time’, which sets a very poor ex­am­ple for young and old alike, the elec­torate be­ing sick and tired of such be­hav­iour from our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Any cor­re­spon­dence or ver­bal stoushes should stick to facts and re­frain from fic­tion, which un­for­tu­nately is not the case when peo­ple have strong and dif­fer­ing views.

As a past coun­cil­lor, the best ad­vice I could give to any­one con­tem­plat­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice is that if you have a weak dis­po­si­tion or can’t stand the heat, you should re­con­sider your de­ci­sion. MAL MCFETRIDGE Safety Bay Fu­ture gen­er­a­tions will never for­give you and us for our fail­ure to act when the sci­ence is scream­ing that we must. DAWN JECKS Safety Bay

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